Drinking Dandelion Tea Can Help With Bloating
Both a natural diuretic and laxative, dandelion tea can help regulate the digestive system. Drink a cup of this tea a day to help relieve bloating, water retention and menstrual cramps.
Drinking dandelion tea is not the only way to help ease stomach issues.*
Other ways to prevent and reduce gas and bloating:
- Eat foods that help relieve gas and bloating (see below).
- Avoid trouble foods (see below).
- Avoid drinking tap water. Always filter your water.
- Eat slowly and always chew your food well.
- Consume small, more frequent meals throughout the day.
- Increase your physical activity during the day.
- Stay hydrated with water each day.
- When adding more fiber to your diet, introduce fiber-rich foods slowly.
- Don’t smoke.
- Check your medications. Some prescriptive medications can cause bloating.
Eat foods that help relieve gas and bloating
Some natural foods that aid with gastrointestinal distress include:
- Dandelion root and tea
- Fresh garlic
- Fresh ginger and ginger tea
- Fennel and fennel seeds
- High quality water
- Lemon and water
- Peppermint tea
Stay away from trouble foods
A good way to avoid gas and bloating is to stay away from foods that are known to cause gas and indigestion. These foods include:
- Acidic beverages
- Artificial sweeteners like Aspartame and Sucralose
- Chewing gum
- Fatty foods
- Fried foods
- Processed foods
- Refined carbohydrates
- Refined sugars
- Salty foods
- Spicy foods
- Sugar alcohols like sorbitol, mannitol or maltitol, found in many low-carb or sugar-free foods
The following foods may also cause gas and bloating:
- Most beans and lentils
- Brussels sprouts
- Most dairy products
- Whole grains and oats
What works for you?
- Do you know of any other natural and/or home remedies that help prevent and reduce gas and bloating?
- Please share in the comment section below this post.
I look forward to hearing from you!
When she is not slaying fat and building muscle, Jennifer can be found trekking barefoot, traveling, cooking and refining her photography skills. She also enjoys reading and writing about food culture, history and the science of human movement.